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katiefl
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« on: April 06, 2011, 09:44:30 AM »

I'm doing 2 non-fiction articles for assignment 8 and am wondering how much info. to include under each heading.  Do I write a few sentences for each or should I include like a paragraph size description?  Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 11:34:00 AM »

You need to be really clear about what you're planning to write, but it doesn't necessarily need to be vastly detailed. So, say I was planning to write about the Robert Peary/Matt Henson North Pole expedition. I might write a "plan" like this:

Article: A Race to the Pole

Beginning: Open with description of flag raising at the pole and who was there.

Middle: Very basic description of the trip plan.
Details on what those extremes of cold are like on people.
Mention how Inuits felt about Peary's interest in going off across the ice where no game lived.

Ending: Describe how they got back -- the real race to get back alive.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 11:35:39 AM »

Also, I always ask my students to mention a couple of the sources they plan to use for the nonfiction (most of them ignore this request, but I ask anyway). It helps me since if they write something like "wikipedia" or "encyclopedia brittanica" I can explain about how sales really depend heavily on sources in nonfiction. If I don't see sources, I really can't comment on publishability.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 12:59:50 PM »

Thanks so much Jan.  Thats how I was planning it out, just wanted to make sure I was headed in the right direction.  Thanks again!!
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